In December, Slovenian volleyball and beach volleyball fans and experts voted for the best players of 2022

LJUBLJANA -In December, Slovenian volleyball and beach volleyball fans and experts voted for the best players of 2022. Saša Planinšec and Gregor Ropret were awarded for their volleyball performances, whilst Tjaša Kotnik and Rok Bra?ko claimed beach volleyball awards.


The voting for best volleyball players was held for the first time in 2016. In 2022 almost 2,000 votes came in through the website of the OZS. Votes of Slovenian volleyball fans, together with votes of the members of the federation’s Expert Council and the Beach Volleyball Commission, brought the title of the best volleyball player of 2022 to Saša Planinšec, captain of the Slovenian women’s national team and member of the Turkish Aydin Büyük?ehir Belediyespor. This is the second award for Planinšec who was voted best player in 2019 for the first time.


The best volleyball player of 2022 is Gregor Ropret, the Slovenian men’s national team setter, who is currently playing for Italy’s SIR Safety Susa Perugia with whom he recently claimed the club’s world championship title. Ropret is only the third Slovenian volleyball player after Tine Urnaut and Klemen ?ebulj to win the award.


The beach volleyball player Tjaša Kotnik who impressed with her performances at the 2022 CEV European Championship in Germany and in the Beach Pro Tour series received the most votes for the third time in a row. The title of the best beach volleyball player was for the second time awarded to Rok Bra?ko, who proved himself mainly on home soil in 2022 and has also represented Slovenia at the U22 European Championships.


The Expert Council of the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia selected Matija Pleško and Gregor Rozman as the best coaches. This is already the third award for Pleško and the fourth consecutive for Rozman.


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